HDC Behaviour,  run by experienced animal behaviour consultant Susan Gammage, horses_3 provides a compassionate, scientific-based service to help owners who have problems with horse behaviour.

Horse Behaviour Problems

Horses can develop behavioural problems for many reasons. By understanding how horses live in the wild, we can see that the different ways we keep our horses can impact on their behaviour.horses_1

From an understanding of how horses learn we can see how various training methods can change the way a horse behaves. With this understanding we can then choose the best method to use with our horses.

Horse behaviour problems include bucking, rearing, pacing, spooking, napping, difficulty loading pick up feet, fear of tack, problems leading, catching, aggression, biting, separation anxiety, fearfulness, reluctance to jump, or even just help settling an horse in to a new yard.

Contact us to discuss your horse’s behavioural problem, and a positive way forward for you and your horse.


Horse Behaviour Consultation
Once you have contacted us to discuss your horse’s behaviour, we will obtain a veterinary referral.

  • We will visit your horse at the yard where they are kept.
  • Initial consultations last for between one and two hours.
  • For safety reasons we do not require a display of the behavioural problem.
  • Your horse needs to be in safe environment for the consultation.
  • The known history of the horse, the horses daily routine, and a description of the behaviour plus events surrounding the problem will be taken to provide a prognosis.
  • An individual behavioural programme is agreed upon between the behaviourist and the client for a way forward to solving the problem.

Details of the behaviour modification programmes will be sent to the referring vet.

Consultation Rates

Initial Consultation: £105
Follow-up Consultations: £65
Travel: 40p per mile from TN7 4EA

Full behaviour report, on request £50

Testimonials will appear here soon …


3 months ago

Susan Gammage Equine Behaviourist

Jenni Nellist - Horses Translated
How do horses eat when under tension? Why, with tension of course 🐴 Threatening or tense situations do not always warrant a pause in filling the tank - Horses need to invest in ingestion to get the nutrition they require from grazing. Plus, jaw movement helps lower tension, bringing the startled horse back to a quieter resting state.

4 months ago

Susan Gammage Equine Behaviourist

The Dad Break
This horse does not have cooties. Equine Influenza? Maybe. But no cooties.